Growing succulents indoors is a great way to bring the beauty of nature into your home. Succulents are easy to care for, and most can thrive in indirect light, which means they’ll do just fine on a windowsill or near a bright lamp. This article will discuss seven tips that will help you grow succulents indoors!
Table of Contents
Find a Plant Pot with Drainage Holes
When it comes to the plant’s pot, it’s a good idea to find one with drainage holes in the bottom. Also, the plant will need well-draining soil and not too wet, so you’ll want to make sure your potting mix drains properly.
To create a succulent garden indoors, consider using containers or pots with multiple plants for optimal success.
Place your Succulents Near a Window
Lighting is important for succulents as they don’t produce their light. Place your plant near a window where it will receive natural light. If your house has no windows, or the spot that you want to place your succulent is not near one, then consider using the best grow lights in the market. These are artificial lights and can be found at just about any garden store. Some people use these indoors because they provide all of the necessary lightings for plants without worrying about over-exposing them too much (especially if you live in an apartment).
A few other options include placing your plant outside during summer days when there’s plenty of sunlight, using lamps with full-spectrum bulbs, or setting up shop near a sunny window with some curtains to block out harmful UV rays while still letting enough light through.
Plant Succulents in the Ground Up
Planting succulents in the ground up (not sideways or upside down) will encourage healthy root growth. Planting succulents too deep can also cause them to rot because their roots cannot breathe properly, and they need a lot of air holes for good drainage.
Succulent plants should be planted shallowly so that most of their leaves are above ground.
If you’re planting into soft soil like a potting mix, use rocks or pieces of broken terracotta pots as spacers to help distribute the weight on your plant’s roots more evenly when it grows taller and heavier than expected.
Water your Plants
Watering succulents is important to maintain their health. Succulent plants need water regularly, about once every three days or so, but check the soil first and make sure that it’s not too moist before watering your plants again.
To help retain moisture in the soil, place pebbles at the bottom of each pot for extra drainage.
Keep the Temperature Around 70 degrees Fahrenheit
The temperature should be monitored at all times to make sure that the succulents are not exposed to extreme cold or hot temperatures.
The best way to keep this temperature at 70 degrees Fahrenheit is to have an automatic heater on standby so you can manually turn it on if the temperature rises above 80 degrees. It’s important to make sure there are some vents around your house or apartment where air can flow freely; otherwise, it may get too humid indoors.
This will ensure that the succulents do not freeze during winter or become too hot and die off in summer, a common problem for plants.
Fertilize Once Every Month
Fertilize once every month by mixing one tablespoon of fertilizer into a gallon of warm water and pouring it on the roots until saturated. This will make plants grow faster, produce more flowers, absorb nutrients better (prevents over-fertilization).
Mixing fertilizer with water helps get it into the roots to absorb as much as possible. Use liquid fertilizers for succulent plants because they’re not made for soil like regular dirt. These are usually found near other plant supplies in your store.
Follow instructions on the label when applying it to ensure you don’t end up hurting your plant’s health!
Cut Off Any Leaves that are Touching the Ground
Cutting off any leaves touching the ground is important because they will rot faster than those hanging above.
You should also trim your plants back after they have grown to create a fuller shape and give them more sunlight.
Succulents are low-maintenance plants, but they still need some care and attention to thrive. This article has seven tips for growing them indoors to help you give your succulents the best life possible. These include; finding a pot with drainage holes, placing them near a window for natural light exposure, planting in ground up instead of pots or containers (no more watering!), keeping the temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, fertilizing once per month if desired, and making sure any leaves touching the ground get cut off. With these steps followed correctly, your succulent will be healthy and happy!
Featured Photo by Designecologist from Pexels